CATCH THE WIND

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CATCH THE WIND
“Catch the Wind” is a song written and recorded by Scottish singersongwriter Donovan.
“Catch the Wind” marks the first release by Donovan. The single reached #4 in the
United Kingdom and #23 in the United States. The single version featured Donovan’s
vocals with echo and a string section. The song was recorded again for Donovan’s first
album Whats Bin Did and Whats Bin Hid” without the vocal echo and strings.
When Epic Records was compiling Donovan’s Greatest Hits, they were either unable or
unwilling to secure the rights to the original recordings of “Catch the Wind” and
Colors“. Donovan rerecorded both songs with a full backing band, and these were
included on the greatest hits album with session musicians Big Jim Sullivan and John
Paul Jones. The CD release of the album uses the 1965 album version instead. In 2007,
GE Ecomagination used the song in a television commercial promoting their
achievements in wind power.
In the chilly hours and minutes
Of uncertainty
I want to be
In the warm hold of your loving mind.
To feel you all around me
And to take your hand
Along the sand
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.
When sundown pales the sky
I want to hide a while
Behind your smile
And everywhere I’d look, your eyes I’d find.
For me to love you now
Would be the sweetest thing,
T’would make me sing
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.
Dee dee da da la da da da da da
Ya da da, da da, da da
When rain has hung the leaves with tears
I want you near
To kill my fears
To help me to leave all my blues behind.
Standing in your heart